In this informational blog post, you’ll learn basic steps to follow for successful juice fasting, the best way to fulfill your love.
To begin, juice fasting is a fun, fast way to restore your health. Juice fasting is easier than water fasting or dry fasting. Beginners can benefit from a juice fast while experienced fasters can use this process to “dig deeper.”
Unlike dry fasting and water fasting, juice fasting provides the body with enough energy for everyday routines. Juices nourish you and provide stamina without drastically altering your lifestyle. Some of the numerous benefits of juice fasting include:
Health Benefits Of Juicing
- Extreme mental clarity
- Increased energy
- Clearer, softer skin
- Thicker, healthier hair
- Healing past injuries
- Deeper sense of happiness
- And much more
To resume, not many things offer as much nutrition as juice. Juicing allows us to take pounds of fruits and vegetables and condense them into a single glass of juice.
When it comes to raw vegetables, our digestive systems have a tough time breaking them down. We would be lucky to digest 70% of a raw living vegetable as their dense fibers take energy to digest.
With juicing though, we are able to digest and absorb 99% of the vegetable’s enzymes, water soluble vitamins, minerals, and trace elements. Not only do we assimilate more nutrients when we juice our vegetables, but we also use hardly any energy for digestion.
Because of this natural energy conservation, your body has more energy for critical healing processes. Juice fasting can be an important component of a healthy diet and lifestyle.
It is great to start your day with fruit juices. Fruits are the most cleansing foods on our planet. Fruit juices have a high water content, which flushes the digestive tract and kidneys while also purifying the blood.
Types Of Healing Fruit Juices (Fruits With High Juice Yield)
- Citrus Fruits – Strong solvents, purging effect on liver and gallbladder
- Grapes – Very powerful cleanser
- Apples – Intestinal brooms, contain malic acid and galacturonic acid aiding in the removal of impurities, contain pectin preventing the putrefaction of protein
- Cranberries – Excellent diuretic – healing to kidneys
- Watermelon – Excellent diuretic – healing to kidneys
The pulp in some fruits is not easily separated from the water in the fruit. This means these fruits have low juice yields. You will not get the desired amount of juice for the price you’re paying.
Fruits With Low Juice Yield
- Plums and prunes
Green juices are harder for the body to digest than fruit juices. They are great for slowing the detoxification process and giving you a feeling of heaviness similar to the sensation from a solid food diet. Although green juices are not as detoxifying as fruit juices, they are healing, stabilizing, and calming.
Green juices give you long- term energy, a perfect remedy for exhaustion. If you are craving strength, drink a green juice drink. Greens can prolong your juice fast, supplying you with strength and energy to keep going. Recommended ingredients for green juices include:
Best Ingredients For Green Juices
- Barley Grass
Altogether, each fruit and vegetable offer unique benefits to your body. For a closer look at the benefits of each fruit and vegetable, take a look at Fulfill Health Benefits In The Power Of Juices.
How Much Juice And How Often?
- Drink juice until stomach is content
- Think of juice as meals – Drink until full, don’t overdrink
- 8-16 ounces is usually sufficient
- More than 20 ounces can make you feel “too full”
- Drink throughout the day and listen to your body. Your body knows best.
Next, juices that aren’t freshly squeezed do not offer the same benefits and should not be consumed on a juice fast. Pasteurized juices are the juices we see on a shelf at the store. Pasteurization is a process of heating a liquid to a certain point to sanitize the liquid from bacteria and disease organisms.
During the pasteurization process, enzymes and vitamins are destroyed. The process kills the juice which allows the juice to have a shelf life. Although these pasteurized juices taste good, they are dead, offering little to no nutritional benefits. Recently stores have started offering cold-pressed unpasteurized juices.
Extending The Life Of Fresh Juice
In order to gain the most benefits from juicing, you should drink your juices right away since freshly squeezed juices are highly perishable. When fresh juices come in contact with light, heat, and air, the oxidation process begins. During the oxidation process, the cells in fruits and vegetables are separated, causing the loss of nutritional enzymes.
As the juice continues to undergo oxidation, more and more nutrition is lost. Drinking juice before this happens is key.
Below are ways to slow down the oxidation process:
Ways To Slow Down Oxidation
- Store juices in a cool dry place
- Fill juice container to the brim
- Add Lemon Juice
- Keep juice jars tightly sealed
- Use dark sterile pre-chilled glass bottles
- Use a high quality thermos for juice on the go
Cleaning Fruits And Vegetables
Organic fruits and vegetables can be washed with water before juicing. On the other hand, non-organic fruits and vegetables must be washed properly to remove pesticides, parasites, and bacteria. Read this post for more information on proper washing techniques
What To Watch Out For On A Juice Fast
Lastly, there are a few things to look out for carrying out a juice fast.
- Educate yourself on detox symptoms click here to learn.
- Make sure to properly prepare for a juice fast.
- Educate yourself about breaking the fast correctly.
- For emotional detoxing advice, click here to learn more.
In the end, juice fasting is an enlightening art form everyone should practice and work to incorporate in their lifestyle.
The benefits of a juice fast are not only endless, but they are natural. Since juice fasting is the fastest way to restore health and vitality, start today!
Always be love, you deserve it!
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